A team that I am really excited to watch this season will be the Minnesota Timberwolves, and for many reasons. Of course everyone is enamored by Andrew Wiggins, I believe that Anthony Bennett will have a much better season this year, Zack LaVine will be a Sportscenter regular, and the addition of veterans Thaddeus Young and Mo Williams make for an interesting team. All being fed with some jaw dropping assists from Ricky Rubio. After years of losing and trading Kevin Love, the Wolves have done a good job of setting themselves up in a position to succeed. In their case, success would take form in developing young players opposed to making the playoffs this season in the brutal west. Essentially since the Kevin Garnett trade this team has gone nowhere with bad personnel decisions and a propensity for being caught in NBA purgatory. Now is the time for Flip Saunders to turn the tables, choosing to build opposed to rebuild. I do not envy the front office for the Wolves this season, mainly in regards to Rubio.
by John Levasseur
I'm going to take a little venture here, step away from the NBA and look at college ball. Personally, I like college ball more. Players seem to want it more, and they actually make mistakes so you have more strategy from a coaching perspective. As a young coach, I find myself drawn to this ‘lower’ level of the game in order to soak in knowledge. It also places a higher premium on defense and set offenses, two of my favorite parts of the game of basketball. I love how defense can still win championships at this level, because the referees are not blowing the whistle anytime someone breathes on a superstar. I love James Harden as a Rockets fan, but the dude is one of the biggest flop artists I've ever seen. I preferred the game from the 90s when Jordan was getting pushed around and hit and nobody cared.